(4.4) 35 reviews
MSRP: $1,592$6,776
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 28-30
Engine: 132-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
2006 Hyundai Elantra

Our Take on the 2006 Hyundai Elantra

Our Take

Hyundai's most popular model slots between the subcompact Accent and the midsize Sonata in both size and price. Revisions to the sheet metal and interior marked the 2004 models. A new instrument cluster was installed, and the 2.0-liter four-cylinder gained continuously variable valve timing.... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Instrument readability in GT
  • Difficulty getting manual gearbox into Reverse

Notable Features

  • 2.0-liter four-cylinder
  • Manual or automatic
  • Sport-tuned suspension on GT models
  • New Limited trim level for 2006

Reviews

Consumer Reviews

4.4

Average based on 35 reviews

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Great car for your money

by Wolf from Melbourne, FL on October 24, 2010

I've had my Elantra hatch since it was new. It was and still is among some of the best looking Euro style cars out there. And can be made to look even better with a few OEM parts from Korea. I like th... Read Full Review

4 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.

Safety

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Hyundai Elantra GLS

Head Restraints and Seats
P
Moderate overlap front
G
Side
P

IIHS Ratings

Based on Hyundai Elantra GLS

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
P
Overall Rear
P
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
A

Moderate overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
A
Left Leg/Foot
G
Overall Front
G
Right Leg/Foot
A
Structure/safety cage
G

Other

Head Restraint
G

Side

Driver Head Protection
G
Driver Head and Neck
G
Driver Pelvis/Leg
A
Driver Torso
P
Overall Side
P
Rear Passenger Head Protection
M
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
A
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
G
Rear Passenger Torso
A
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

Recalls

There is currently 1 recall for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

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